THE FIRST #1’S OF THE YEAR—1961-1965

THE FOLLOWING SONGS ARE THE FIRST #1 HIT RECORDS OF THE NEW YEAR…1961-1965

1961–WONDERLAND BY NIGHT–BERT KAEMPFERT  DECCA RECORDS.  THIS SONG BECAME #1 ON 1/9/61 AND REMAINED #1 FOR 3 WEEKS.

1962–THE TWIST–CHUBBY CHECKER  PARKWAY RECORDS…THE TWIST BECAME A #1 HIT IN 1960…CHARTING AT #1 ON 9/19/60.  THE TWIST BECAME #1 FOR THE SECOND TIME ON 1/13/62.  REMAINED AT #1 FOR 2 WEEKS.

1963–GO AWAY LITTLE GIRL–STEVE LAWRENCE  COLUMBIA RECORDS.  CHARTED AT #1 ON 1/12/63.  REMAINED AT #1 FOR 2 WEEKS.

1964–THERE! I’VE SAID IT AGAIN–BOBBY VINTON  EPIC RECORDS.  CHARTED AT #1 ON 1/4/64 AND REMAINED AT #1 FOR 4 WEEKS.

1965–DOWNTOWN–PETULA CLARK  WARNER RECORDS.  PETULA CHARTED HER #1 HIT ON 1/23/65.  HER RECORD REMAINED AT #1 FOR 2 WEEKS.

1966-1970 THE FIRST #1’S OF THE YEAR TO FOLLOW…THE GREAT HITS AND THE ARTISTS THAT BROUGHT THEM TO US, ALL A PART OF THE “GOLDEN ERA OF ROCK AND ROLL”.

TILL THE NEXT TIME—JOE

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